Official news from the City of Albuquerque.
City Dedicates New Northwest Area Command in Memory of Officer Michael R. King and Officer Richard W. Smith Jr.
During this week in May, we honor the men and women who devote their lives to saving and treating others. Their job is not easy and they are usually the first on the scene and have to make quick decisions in matters of life and death. In 2010, the Albuquerque Fire Department responded to 115,039 emergency calls and 86,154 of those calls were medical related.
Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry honors at least one public safety employee for going above and beyond the call of duty in performing their work. This week Public Safety Director Darren White presented the Friday’s Hero award on behalf of the mayor, honoring an off-duty Albuquerque Firefighter for entering a burning apartment building to help evacuate residents.
Mayor Richard J. Berry saved $1.5 million in public money by refinancing bonds at a lower interest rate.
Mayor Richard J. Berry and the Albuquerque City Council will move forward with plans to enhance recycling efforts in Albuquerque.
The 19th Annual Heart Walk is on Saturday, June 4th at Kit Carson Park The Heart Walk is completely FREE to register for so please log on today at www.AlbuquerqueHeartWalk.org and Join our AHA team or start a team of your own! Encourage your friends and family to join us as well.
ABQ RIDE Partnering with Google Transit for Easier Online and Smartphone Trip Planning
Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry honors at least one public safety employee for going above and beyond the call of duty in performing their work. This week Mayor Berry honored seventeen Albuquerque Fire Department firefighters who responded to a large apartment complex fire earlier this year.
This week’s Friday’s Heroes are with the Albuquerque Fire Department Engine-18 and Rescue-18 and 27. Captain Frank Soto, Lt. Marvin Gouch, Lt. Mike Martinez, Driver Brian Glenn and Driver Manny Zamora Jr. are being honored for their efforts to revive an unresponsive 16 month old baby girl after a serious car crash.
At an informal ceremony in the Auditorim at the Fire Academy, new promotions were made and our latest retirees were recognized for their outstanding service to the Albuqueruque Fire Department.
On Friday, April 15th, AFD Engine-21 and Rescue-21 crews Lt. Ron Herrera, Driver Phil Preciado, Firefighter Aaron Sandoval, Firefighter Chester Fuller, and from Resuce-21 Lt. Richard Barela and Driver Timothy Woodard were honored for reviving a two year old baby boy who had drowned. Also honored was AFD Chaplain Lieutenant Jerome Rael, who has assisted the family since the incident.
As of April we’ve ofﬁ cially kicked off our volunteer event season with the month-long Sandia Foothills Open Space Clean Ups! After April, throughout the spring and summer you can get out and help the Open Space Division and enjoy the warm weather at the same time.
No tax increases, reduces size of government, funding for a potential 1% wage increase.
A recent study conducted by Forbes Magazine listed Albuquerqe in its top cities to retire.
After defeating two teams each, the Albuquerque Fire and Police Department met at Santa Ana Star to battle for the Championship trophy. The score remained close throughout the game but AFD came out on top at the end, defeating APD 62-60.
Wildfire Preparedness Class for the residents along the Bosque.
On Friday, March 25, 2011 Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized an Albuquerque Firefighter for his immediate action to assist and save a woman who was choking at the Isotopes Baseball Park.
Mayor Berry provided and update on the City’s economic successes and offered changes to improve the business climate
Mayor Richard J. Berry warns FDIC to help find solutions or City will take action on Anasazi Building.
In an effort to raise funds for Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, Mayor Richard J. Berry declared the week of March 21, 2011 "Crimestoppers Week."